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Father Cutié: Yes, It Was a Sexual Relationship, But He's Not The Anti-Celibacy Poster Boy

To whom does a celebrity priest confess? Well, besides God, apparently the public. Father Alberto Cutié, who was caught in paparazzi photos caressing a woman on a beach, is making the media rounds. On Friday he did an interview with Univision, and this morning he appeared on CBS's

Early Show

, sans collar, for his first English television interview since the scandal hit. Here's the rundown of his confession:

  • Yes, the relationship was of a sexual nature.
  • This is the only sexual relationship he's had since becoming a priest.
  • He's been friends with the woman for years, and the relationship has been romantic for the past couple years. 
  • He is currently thinking about leaving the priesthood for marriage and to start a family. 
  • He loves her.
  • He doesn't think celibacy should be done away with just yet, and doesn't want to be the poster boy for anti-celibacy. However, he thinks maybe the vow should be optional. 
  • He's not ready to announce if he's leaving the Catholic Church. 
The full video of the CBS interview with Maggie Rodriguez is after the cut. 

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